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a movie starring Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham

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How would you spend your last minutes on Earth?

  • May 19, 2009
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Miracle Mile is one of the last movies to be made dealing with the subject of Thermonuclear War during the lovable eighties. This cult classic is not a bad film by any means but a good film that's a few steps away from being a real classic.  I really enjoyed how the director was able to create a lot of scenes of havoc and chaos on such a small budget.

The movie starts off with the protagonist (Anthony Edwards) narrating his life story. His mundane but interesting job and this cute lady (Mare Winingham) he meets one day. But a slight twist of fate changes his life forever. After a freak accident involving his alarm clock makes him seem like he stood up his date, Anthony goes to the diner where she work 's and learns that Mare went home after waiting for him for a half hour. Depressed, he walks back towards his hotel room. A telephone rings from a phone booth outside the diner. Being a nosy body he picks it up...

The movie is a showcase for Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham along with a slew of 80's actors such as Kelly Jo Minter, Denise Crosby and Danny De La Paz. Bubba from Forrest Gump along with John Agar, Robert Do Qui, O-Lan Jones and Eddie Bunker.

Highly recommended.

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June 29, 2009
Have to disagree with you on this one. Its a classic from start to finish. A nail biter of the first order that manages to be tense, funny, and bizarrely romantic as it keeps you wondering until the very end whether its all a sick joke or if its really the end of the world.
October 13, 2009
I watched it again and I liked it a lot more. I'll have to rate the movie higher now.
October 13, 2009
Nice to hear that you reconsidered. I do that every now and again myself. Some times you simply aren't in the mood for what a particular film is doing or the way it's doing it. A couple of years can make a difference sometimes.
 
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review by . January 27, 2009
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MIRACLE MILE is above all a love story; boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boys runs frantically around L.A. trying to get heavily sedated girl on an airplane bound for the antarctic. But perhaps I should start at the beginning as Harry Washello does when he tells his story of how he came to meet his perfect girl after 30 lonely years on planet earth, and I'm not kidding--he really goes back to the beginning. To the very dawn of creation in fact, 15 billion years ago when a tremendous burst of pure …
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Director: Steve De Jarnatt
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: September 11, 1988
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
Runtime: 87 minutes
Studio: MGM, Hemdale Films
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